Honored and humbled by response to my first book, Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology’s Most Baffling Beasts, available now wherever books are sold:
- Wall Street Journal – “What to Give” nature books gift guide
- American Scientist – Science Book Gift Guide
- Minnesota Book Awards – Finalist in General Nonfiction
- Ars Tecnica – Science and tech book review
- Queensland Reviewers Collective – book review
“Victoria” is a newly discovered T. rex specimen, the second largest and most complete known to science (after Sue, at the Field Museum). I had the great honor and joy of developing the touring exhibition around her, open now at the Arizona Science Center. Check out the suuuuper flashy trailer for the exhibtion, Victoria the T. rex, below:
This is happening! Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology’s Most Baffling Beasts drops August 27th.
Pre-order now: at Amazon if you must, Barnes and Noble, or at your local bookstore via indiebound [www.indiebound.org/book/9780316418393].
Tell your libraries! And schools! And anyone who wonders or wants to know more about how we all got here.
Deepest thanks to Hachette, Black Dog and Leventhal, and all those folks who helped make this happen. You are good creatures.
I’m honored to finally have this piece in print, after having read and kneaded and baked it for years now. Thank you yet again to the powerful people of Paper Darts.
…Is the actual, updated name of my aforementioned and forthcoming illustrated nonfiction book for adults and curious kids. Sneak peeks soon! Stay tuned.
I’m pleased to [pass along this] announce[ment awkwardly screengrabbed months ago from Publisher’s Marketplace]…
Ready your ears to get SCHOOLED, folks, ’cause I’m playing Fact Checker on Season 3 of the Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast (starring Freakonomic’s Stephen Dubner)!